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Whole Foods developers get demolition permits; court dismisses motions

February 07, 2019 11:18 PM

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The developers of the Whole Foods project in Brighton plan to start demolishing buildings as early as next week. 

Anthony Daniele tells News10NBC they have the permits to tear down the old Mario's Restaurant and former Clover Lanes on Monroe Avenue. 

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Those are the two buildings currently standing on the property Whole Foods is slated to be built on. 

On Thursday, the county Supreme Court dismissed a motion from the organizations Save Monroe and Brighton Grassroots to stop construction.

The Daniele family told News10NBC that this is not the end of the legal fight. 

Howie Jacobson from Brighton Grassroots sent News10NBC the following statement Thursday: 

"Obviously we are disappointed with the judge's decision today. Yet the SEQR case dealing with the traffic issues was not dismissed which is much more important.  So we are encouraged that the project will need a new traffic study before building permits are issued. It is a shame that the Town of Brighton is not doing the right thing and requiring a thorough study. And the failure to reassess the properties is still a major issue costing all residents. The special deal, oversized project has a long way to Go!" 

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